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incarnate

【1】adj. invested with bodily nature and form【2】v. to constitute an embodiment or type of

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incendiary

【1】n. a person who stirs up public feelings especially of discontent【2】adj. tending to inflame

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incense

【1】n. a sweet or pleasant smell【2】vt. to cause to be extremely angry

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inception

【1】n. an act, process, or instance of beginning

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incessant

【1】adj. continuing or following without interruption

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inch

【2】v. to move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees

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inchoate

【1】adj. in an initial or early stage【2】adj. imperfectly formed or developed

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incinerate

【1】vi. to cause to burn to ashes

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incipient

【1】adj. beginning to come into being or to become apparent

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incite

【1】vt. to provoke and urge on

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inclement

【1】adj. lacking mildness【2】adj. showing no clemency; unmerciful

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incogitant

【1】adj. thoughtless; inconsiderate

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incongruent

【1】adj. not conforming to the circumstances or requirements of a situation

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inconsequential

【1】adj. not using or following good reasoning【2】adj. of no significance

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incorrigible

【1】adj. incapable of being corrected or amended【2】adj. difficult or impossible to control or manage

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incriminate

【1】vt. to accuse of a crime or other wrongful act

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incursion

【1】n. a hostile entrance into a territory

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indelible

【1】adj. impossible to remove, erase, or wash away【2】adj. not easily forgotten

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indemnity

【1】n. compensation for damage, loss, or injury suffered

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indict

【1】vt. to accuse of wrongdoing; charge

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indifferent

【1】adj. marked by impartiality【2】adj. of average to below average quality【3】adj. marked by a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern for something

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indigenous

【1】adj. originating and living or occurring naturally in an area or environment【2】adj. being a part of the innermost nature of a person or thing

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indigent

【1】adj. lacking money or material possessions

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indoctrinate

【1】vt. to instruct especially in fundamentals or rudiments

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inducement

【1】n. a motive or consideration that leads one to action【2】n. the act of reasoning or pleading with someone to accept a belief or course of action

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indulgent

【1】adj. showing, characterized by, or given to indulgence

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indurate

【1】adj. having or showing a lack of sympathy or tender feelings【2】vt. to become physically firm or solid【3】vt. to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure

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ineffable

【1】adj. incapable of being expressed

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ineluctable

【1】adj. not to be avoided, changed, or resisted

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inert

【1】adj. sluggish in action or motion; deficient in active properties

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inexorable

【1】adj. not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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infamous

【1】adj. having an extremely and deservedly bad reputation

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infatuate

【1】vt. to inspire with unreasoning love or attachment

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inferno

【1】n. an intense fire【2】n. a place or a state that resembles or suggests hell

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infiltrate

【1】vt. to enter or take up positions in gradually or surreptitiously, as for purposes ofespionage or takeover

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infirm

【1】adj. weak in body, especially from old age or disease【2】adj. lacking firmness of will, character, or purpose

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inflame

【2】v.to make more violent

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infuse

【1】vt. to fill or cause to be filled with something【2】vt. inspire, animate

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infuriate

【1】vt. to make furious

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ingenious

【1】adj. marked by originality, resourcefulness, and cleverness in conception or execution

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ingenuity

【1】n. inventive skill or imagination

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ingenuous

【1】adj. lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness【2】adj. openly straightforward or frank

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ingest

【1】vt. to take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption

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ingrained

【1】adj. forming a part of the essence or inmost being; firmly established

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ingratiating

【1】adj. capable of winning favor【2】adj. intended or adopted in order to gain favor

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inimical

【1】adj. reflecting or indicating hostility【2】adj. opposed to one's interests

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inimitable

【1】adj. not capable of being imitated

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iniquity

【1】n. gross immorality or injustice

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inkling

【1】n. a slight indication or suggestion【2】n. a slight knowledge or vague notion

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inquisitive

【1】adj. inordinately or improperly curious about the affairs of others

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insentient

【1】adj. lacking perception, consciousness, or animation【2】adj. not having or showing a deep understanding of something

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insipid

【1】adj. lacking flavor or zest; not tasty【2】adj. lacking in qualities that interest, stimulate, or challenge

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insolent

【1】adj. audaciously rude or disrespectful

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insouciant

【1】adj. free from concern, worry, or anxiety

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instate

【1】vt. to set or establish in a rank or office

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instigate

【1】vt. to goad or urge forward; to stir up

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instill

【1】v. to cause to enter drop by drop【2】v. to impart gradually

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insubordinate

【1】adj. not submissiveto authority

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insulate

【1】vt. to place in a detached situation

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insurgent

【1】n. one who breaks with or opposes constituted authority or the established order

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intangible

【1】adj. incapable of being perceived by the senses

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integral

【1】adj. essential to completeness【2】adj. not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it

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integrity

【1】n. steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code, devotion to telling the truthcommunity is still sound. 【2】n. the quality or condition of being whole or undivided

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intelligible

【1】adj. capable of being understood

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intemperate

【1】adj. not temperate or moderatetrammeled

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intensify

【1】vt. to make intense or more intensive

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inter

【1】vt. to place in a grave or tomb

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intercessor

【1】n. one that mediates

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interdict

【1】vt. to forbid in a usually formal or authoritative manner【2】vt. to stop, seize, or interrupt while in progress or on course

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interim

【1】n. an interval of time between one event, process, or period and another【2】adj. serving in a position for the time being

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interlock

【1】vi. to become united or joined closely, as by hooking or dovetailing

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interminable

【1】adj. having or seeming to have no end

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intermittent

【1】adj. coming and going at intervals, not continuous【2】adj. lacking in steadiness or regularity of occurrence

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interregnum

【1】n. break in continuity

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interrogate

【 1】vt. to question formally and systematically

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intimate

【1】adj. marked by very close association, contact, or familiarity【2】adj. not known or meant to be known by the general populace【3】n. a person who has a strong liking for and trust in another【4】v. to communicate delicately and indirectly

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intimidate

【1】vt. to make timid or fearful, frighten

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intoxicant

【1】n. an agent that intoxicates, especially an alcoholic beverage

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intransigent

【1】adj. characterized by refusal to compromise or to abandon an extreme position

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intrepid

【1】adj. characterized by resolute fearlessness, fortitude, and endurance

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intrigue

【 1】n. a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends【 2】vt. to arouse the interest, desire, or curiosity of

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intrinsic

【1】adj. of or relating to the essential nature of a thing

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inundate

【1】vt. to cover with or as if with flood

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inure

【1】vt. to accustom to accept something undesirable【2】vt. to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure

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invective

【1】adj. of, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse

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inveigh

【1】vi. to protest or complain bitterly or vehemently

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inveigle

【1】vt. to win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk

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inventory

【1】n. a detailed, itemized list, report, or record of things in one's possession, especially aperiodic survey of all goods and materials in stock【2】n. a short statement of the main points

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inveterate

【1】adj. firmly established by long persistence

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invidious

【1】adj. tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy【2】adj. having or showing mean resentment of another's possessions or advantages

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invigorate

【1】vt. to impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

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invoke

【1】vt. to put into effect or operation【 2】vt. to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)

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irate

【1】adj. extremely angry

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iridescent

【1】adj. displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow

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irk

【1】n. something that is a source of irritation【2】v. to be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to

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ironclad

【1】adj. so firm or secure as to be unbreakable

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irradicable

【1】adj. impossible to uproot or destroy

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irreducible

【1】adj. incapable of being factored into polynomials of lower degree with coefficientsin some given field (as the rational numbers) or integral domain (as the integers)

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irrigate

【1】vt. to supply (dry land) with water by means of ditches, pipes, or streams; water artificially【2】vt. to flush (a body part) with a stream of liquid (as in removing a foreign body or medicating)

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jabber

【1】vi. to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly

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jaded

【1】adj. depleted in strength, energy, or freshness【2】adj. having one's patience, interest, or pleasure exhausted

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jape

【1】v. to say or do something jokingly or mockingly

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jargon

【1】n. the specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group

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jarring

【1】adj. harsh or discordant【2】adj. causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness

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jaundice

【1】n. to affect with the negativity or bitterness of jaundice; bias

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jaunty

【1】adj. sprightly in manner or appearance: lively

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jejune

【1】adj. not interesting; dull【2】adj. having or showing the annoying qualities (as silliness) associated with children

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jest

【1】n. a frivolous mood or manner

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jeopardy

【1】n. risk of loss or injury; peril or danger

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jettison

【1】vt. to cast overboard or off

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jibe

【1】vi. to be in accord: agree

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jingoist

【1】n. extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by a belligerent foreign policy

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jitters

【1】n. a sense of panic or extreme nervousness

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jocular

【1】adj. characterized by joking, playful

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jocund

【1】adj. sprightly and lighthearted in disposition, character, or quality

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jog

【2】vi. to rouse or stimulate

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jolt

【1】vi. to move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow【 2】v. to cause an unpleasant surprise for

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jot

【1】vt . to write briefly or hurriedly

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jovial

【1】adj. markedly good-humored especially as evidenced by jollity and conviviality

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jubilant

【1】adj. exultingly joyful

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judicious

【1】adj. having or exhibiting sound judgment; prudent

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juggernaut

【1】n. an overwhelming, advancing force that crushes everything in its path

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ken

【1】n. the range of vision【2】vt. to know (a person or thing)

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kindle

【1】vt. to build or fuel (a fire); to set fire to; ignite

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kindred

【1】adj. having a similar or related origin, nature, or character

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knack

【1】n. a clever trick or stratagem; a clever way of doing something

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knead

【1】vt. to make or shape by or as if by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands

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knit

【1】vt. to form by interlacing yarn or thread in a series of connected loops with needles【2】vt. to join closely; unite securely

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knotty

【1】adj. marked by or full of knots especially: so full of difficulties and complications as to be likely to defy solution

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kudos

【1】n. fame and renown resulting from an act or achievement【2】n. acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement

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labile

【1】adj. continually undergoing chemical, physical, or biological change; unstable

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laborious

【1】adj. hard-working; industrious【2】adj. marked by or requiring long, hard work

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labyrinthine

【1】adj. of, relating to, resembling, or constituting a labyrinth; extremely complexor tortuous in structure

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lacerate

【1】vt. to cause deep emotional pain to; distress

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lackluster

【1】adj. lacking brightness, luster, or vitality

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lachrymose

【1】adj. tending to cause tears, mournful

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lambaste

【1】vt. to scold sharply; berate

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lampoon

【1】n. a harsh satire usually directed against an individual

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languid

【1】adj. lacking energy or vitality; weak

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languish

【1】vi. to be or become feeble, weak, or enervated

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languor

【1】n. physical or mental inertness【2】n. weakness or weariness of body or mind

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lank

【1】adj. long, straight, and limp; not stiff in structure【2】adj. not stiff in structure

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lapse

【1】n. a slight error typically due to forgetfulness or inattention【2】v. to come to an end

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largesse

【1】n. something given to someone without expectation of a return【2】n. liberality in giving or willingness to give

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lash

【1】n. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument【2】v. to strike against with force or violence【3】vt. to bind with or as if with a line

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latent

【1】adj. present or potential but not evident or active

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latitude

【1】n. freedom from normal restraints, limitations, or regulations

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laudatory

【1】adj. of, relating to, or expressing praise

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lavish

【1】adj. characterized by or produced with extravagance and profusion【2】v. to give readily and in large quantities; to use up carelessly

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leaven

【1】vt. to mingle or permeate with some modifying, alleviating, or vivifying element

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leer

【1】vi. to cast a sidelong glance

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leery

【1】adj. suspicious or distrustful; wary

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lethal

【1】adj. extremely harmful; devastating

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lethargic

【1】adj. of, relating to, or characterized by lethargy, sluggish

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levelheaded

【1】adj. characteristically self-composed and sensible

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levity

【1】n. excessive or unseemly frivolity

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liberal

【2】adj. marked by generosity

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libertine

【1】n. one who acts without moral restraint; a dissolute person

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licentious

【1】adj. lacking legal or moral restraints ; having a strong sexual desireindustry

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liken

【1】vt. to see, mention, or show as similar; compare

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limber

【1】adj. capable of being shaped: flexible

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limp

【1】adj. lacking firm texture, substance, or structure【2】adj. lacking strength or firmness; weak or spiritless【3】vi. to move or proceed haltingly or unsteadily

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limpid

【1】adj. characterized by transparent clearness【2】adj. free from emotional or mental agitation

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lissome

【1】adj. easily bent; supple【2】adj. having the ability to move with ease; limber

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list

【1】v. to set or cause to be at an angle

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lithe

【1】adj. characterized by easy flexibility and grace【2】adj. easily bent or flexed

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loath

【1】adj. unwilling or reluctant; disinclined

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loathe

【1】vt. to dislike someone or something greatly; abhor

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lofty

【1】adj. elevated in character and spirit, noble【2】adj. rising to a great height【3】adj. having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude

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loll

【1】vi. to act or move in a lax, lazy, or indolent manner【2】vi. to spend time doing nothing

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lopsided

【1】adj. leaning to one side【2】adj. lacking in balance, symmetry, or proportion

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loutish

【1】adj. having the characteristics of a lout; awkward, stupid, and boorish

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lubricate

【1】vt. to coat (something) with a slippery substance in order to reduce friction

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lug

【1】vt. to cause to follow by applying steady force on【2】vt. to carry laboriously

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lugubrious

【1】adj. mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree

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lull

【1】n. a momentary halt in an activity【2】vt. to free from distress or disturbance

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intrigue

【 1】n. a secret plan for accomplishing evil or unlawful ends【 2】vt. to arouse the interest, desire, or curiosity of

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intrinsic

【1】adj. of or relating to the essential nature of a thing

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inundate

【1】vt. to cover with or as if with flood

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inure

【1】vt. to accustom to accept something undesirable【2】vt. to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure

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invective

【1】adj. of, relating to, or characterized by insult or abuse

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inveigh

【1】vi. to protest or complain bitterly or vehemently

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inveigle

【1】vt. to win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk

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inventory

【1】n. a detailed, itemized list, report, or record of things in one's possession, especially aperiodic survey of all goods and materials in stock【2】n. a short statement of the main points

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inveterate

【1】adj. firmly established by long persistence

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invidious

【1】adj. tending to cause discontent, animosity, or envy【2】adj. having or showing mean resentment of another's possessions or advantages

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invigorate

【1】vt. to impart vigor, strength, or vitality to

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invoke

【1】vt. to put into effect or operation【 2】vt. to be the cause of (a situation, action, or state of mind)

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irate

【1】adj. extremely angry

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iridescent

【1】adj. displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow

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irk

【1】n. something that is a source of irritation【2】v. to be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to

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ironclad

【1】adj. so firm or secure as to be unbreakable

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irradicable

【1】adj. impossible to uproot or destroy

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irreducible

【1】adj. incapable of being factored into polynomials of lower degree with coefficientsin some given field (as the rational numbers) or integral domain (as the integers)

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irrigate

【1】vt. to supply (dry land) with water by means of ditches, pipes, or streams; water artificially【2】vt. to flush (a body part) with a stream of liquid (as in removing a foreign body or medicating)

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jabber

【1】vi. to talk rapidly, indistinctly, or unintelligibly

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jaded

【1】adj. depleted in strength, energy, or freshness【2】adj. having one's patience, interest, or pleasure exhausted

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jape

【1】v. to say or do something jokingly or mockingly

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jargon

【1】n. the specialized or technical language of a trade, profession, or similar group

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jarring

【1】adj. harsh or discordant【2】adj. causing a strong emotional reaction because of unexpectedness